Leadership & Team

Meet the Acme Cryogenics leadership team, working to bring superior safety, quality, and reliability to all of our customers through industry-leading expertise and system level solutions.

Experience Matters

Acme Cryogenics’ world-class service and expertise start with our leadership team. Our professionals and leaders have dozens of years of practical and management experience in cryogenics and related industries. That experience guides our industry-leading solutions and service. The leaders at Acme Cryogenics are driven to help our customers find the best possible solutions for their end market and need. Find out what our experienced team has to offer by viewing the bios of our professionals below.

John Donaldson

CFO
Mr. Donaldson joined Acme in 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer, he was a former CFO for five manufacturing companies before coming to Acme. Mr. Donaldson experience includes both large Corporate and Private Equity portfolio companies, serving in business sectors of manufacturing, distribution and international. Combined with extensive experience in adding value to growing organizations through improved systems, operational efficiencies, acquisitions and inventory management. Mr. Donaldson has a BA Degree –in Accounting from Temple University.

Dave Edge

Director of Technical Sales & Marketing
Mr. Edge has been with Acme since 1977 and has held various management positions in manufacturing, procurement, and sales. He currently serves as the Director of Technical Sales and Marketing and is responsible for inside technical sales, customer service, and marketing. Mr. Edge attended DeSales University majoring in Business Administration.

Mike Fink

Director of Business Development
Mr. Fink re-joined Acme in the spring of 2013 as Director of Sales and Business Development and is responsible for sales growth & account development. Mr. Fink has over 25 years of industrial gas experience and is an industry leader in the engineering and development of industrial gas products and identifying sales growth opportunities. Prior to rejoining Acme, Mr. Fink served as President of Airgas Medical Services, as well as Owner/President of Medical Gas Management until it was acquired by Airgas in 2008. Prior to this, Mr. Fink worked at Acme Cryogenics for 14 years holding various positions. Mr. Fink earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University, is a licensed Professional Engineer, and served five years in the United States Air Force

Dave Fritz

CEO
Mr. Fritz joined Acme Cryogenics as President & CEO in 2016. Mr. Fritz has over 40 years in the Industrial Gases & Specialty Chemicals space. Prior to joining Acme Cryogenics Mr. Fritz had a 37 year career at Air Products & Chemicals with significant global operations leadership experience in every aspect of the Industrial Gases Supply Chain. Mr. Fritz has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College and MBA in Management & Finance from Lehigh University. Additionally, he attended the Executive Leadership Program at Darden Business School, UVA. Mr. Fritz has represented Acme Cryogenics on the Compressed Gas Association Board of Directors since 2016.

Dave Rakos

Director of Quality & Engineering
Mr. Rakos joined Acme in 2011 as Engineering Manager; in 2012 he was promoted to Director of Quality and Engineering. He is responsible for the design and development of new products, optimization of existing products, and the development and implementation of quality systems and processes across Acme’s three plants and Field Service. In addition, as a licensed attorney, Mr. Rakos provides in-house legal services. Of his 25 plus years of engineering experience, 15 has been in the research, development, and design of cryogenic products including superconducting magnets, liquid helium cryostats, and the first commercial pulse-tube cryocooler for MRI applications. Mr. Rakos earned a BS in physics from Moravian College, an MS in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University, and a JD from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Kelly Reitnauer

Director of Operations
Ms. Reitnauer holds the position of Director of Operations at Acme Cryogenics. She is responsible for operations, productivity, procurement, and safety and environmental compliance. Ms. Reitnauer joined Acme in 1985 and has over 30 years of experience in the industry. She has held various roles over her tenure including Assistant Controller and Human Resources Manager. She studied Manufacturing Systems, Executive leadership and Human Resource Management, and Professional in Human Resource Certification through Muhlenberg College, Lehigh County Community College, and Manufacturing resource center.

Bob Snyder

Director of Field Services
Bob Snyder is the Director of Field Services at Acme Cryogenics Inc, a position he has held since 2012. Bob has over 41 years in the Cryogenic and Industrial Gas Industry. Prior to his role as Director of Field Services, Bob was the President and CEO of Premier Cryogenics Inc. which he founded the company in 1994. Previous to that he worked for Air Products for 14 years as an Advanced Systems Engineer in the IGD Engineering Group. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Analytical Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College.

Aswin Sankar

General Manager, CEXI
Mr. Sankar joined Acme Cryogenics in 2020 as the General Manager of CEXI. He has overall commercial and operations responsibility for the Oxnard, California-based facility which manufactures a wide variety of vaporization equipment and accessories for all types of cryogenic and non-cryogenic specialty fluids. His role includes management of sales, engineering, safety, and administration. Since joining CEXI in mid-2020, Aswin has established a culture driven by safety, lean manufacturing, and continuous improvement at the Oxnard facility. He gained significant relevant experience from past roles in the aerospace and defense industries where he participated in diverse leadership roles in operations, quality, and supply chain management. Aswin holds a B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California -Riverside and a F.E license for general mechanical engineering.

Tom Thielen

Director of National Sales: VJP, Independent UG Distributors & Vaporizers
Mr. Thielen joined Acme Cryogenics in 2016 as National Sales Director – Vacuum Jacketed Piping Systems, Vaporizers, Distributors. Mr. Thielen previously held leadership positions at Air Products in sales, strategic sourcing, generated gases, logistics, and product management. Spent the vast majority of his career at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. with roles in Commercial Sales/Sales Management, Product Management, Strategic Sourcing. Mr. Thielen has over 46 years of industry experience and has a BS Degree –Business Administration; MBA – University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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